Article in the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology (noti)
14 July 2017
Chair of Bioethics publishes study of informed consent.
The British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology has published a research study by the Grífols Foundation Chair of Bioethics at the University of Vic. The article includes the key findings of a study into the need to obtain informed consent in writing from participants in pragmatic, low-risk clinical trials.
The research has been published online with open access. The print version of the journal will be available shortly.
Míriam Condeminas and Jordi Jumilla take part in the London International Youth Science Forum
15 September 2017
The prize received at the BIYSC allowed them to attend the London meeting
Míriam Condeminas and Jordi Jumilla were recognized by the Fundació Víctor Grifols i Lucas and Fundació Catalunya-La Pedrera at the Barcelona International Youth Science Challenge 2016.
Míriam Condeminas won her prize for a study coordinated by the Institute of Biomedical Research (IRB), entitled "Insulin and diabetes: how science saves lives", a project that reviews scientific progress in the fight against diabetes and looks at how new treatments have improved the quality of life of people with this disease. Jordi Jumilla's winning entry, "Development of a robotic hand to enhance deaf people's communication", was coordinated by La Salle Campus Barcelona. It explores the possibility of designing a robotic hand capable of reproducing sign language and of translating messages in other languages into sign language.
The prize enabled both students to take part in the prestigious London International Youth Science Forum (LIYSF) programme, held in London from 26 July to 9 August. They had the chance to attend scientific lectures, visit leading R&D centres, present their own work, and also to indulge in some tourism. For Míriam, highlights of her time in London included the opportunities for personal and professional enrichment. She also recalled visits to research centres in the United Kingdom, and presenting her work in public, which exposed her to different points of view and gave her the chance to benefit from the insights of others.
For Jordi, particular high points included a lecture at CERN (European Organization for Nuclear Research), and a visit to Oxford University. Both students agreed that one of the most important aspects of their time in London was the opportunity to make friends with students from across the world, drawn from a wide range of cultures.
Jordi Jumilla is currently completing a double honours degree at UPC in Mathematics and Physical Engineering, and although he has not yet decided what he wants to do after he graduates, he is certainly drawn to the field of scientific research. Míriam Condeminas is about to start the second half of her Chemistry degree at the University of Barcelona, and is very clear that she wants to pursue a career in research.
Care full alliances: towards a new politics of care (act)
October 17, 2017
17 October: lecture by Marian BarnesRead More
For the second year running, the Víctor Grífols i Lucas Foundation is cooperating with the Official College of Nursing to organize a lecture on the ethics of care. Marian Barnes, emeritus professor at the University of Brighton (United Kingdom), will give a lecture with the title "Care full alliances: towards a new politics of care".
Marian Barnes will consider this subject from a number of perspectives, including the fact that caring is a universal experience and therefore a shared element of concern around which we need to build alliances. Caring goes beyond simply attending to people in need, and has social and political implications in spheres such as urban development, the physical environment and those involved in care services.
Registration at www.coib.cat
Bioethics grants and prizes
07 July 2017
There have been a total of 26 submissions for the senior high school prize, 42 audiovisual projects, and 42 applications for research grants.
The jury will assess all of the projects over the summer, and the winners will be announced during the first fortnight of October. Please also note that submissions are still open for the Ethics and Science Award for Teaching Centers. The final date for the submission of entries is 30 October.